The VEG Philosophy

Veterinary Emergency Group has one focus:


Emergency is all we do, and that’s why we do it best. VEG is a true partner with your primary vet, acting as an extension of their practice for after-hours emergency care.

When it comes to emergency veterinary medicine, VEG is also an excellent place to work. We take pride in our staff members and the value they bring to our hospitals and the communities we serve.

Helping People and Their Pets
When They Need It Most

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Call and Speak to a doctor

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See a Doctor Right Away before any paper work

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Stay with Your Pet through all phases of treatment

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We Sit on the Floor or wherever your pet is most comfortable

Meet our Founder

Dr. David Bessler has been a career emergency veterinarian since 2003. He spent time caring for reptiles at the Bronx Zoo, teaches “Veterinary Science” to elementary school children at the American Museum of Natural History and was even featured as Dr. Dave, teaching kids on Sesame Street.

Dr. Bessler has a vision to revolutionize emergency veterinary medicine through a holistic, radically open experience for the caregiver, customer and patient. In 2014, he purchased his first emergency vet hospital, which allowed him to bring his vision to life.

Today VEG (Veterinary Emergency Group) has 27 ERs for pets in 10 states, treats over three hundred thousand pet emergencies each year, and boasts the highest NPS in the veterinary industry. VEG's mission is Helping People And Their Pets When They Need It Most. Emergency is our middle name. It's all we do, so we do it best.

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Meet our President and Co-Founder

David Glattstein is the Co-Founder and President of Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG). He graduated from Emory University for his undergraduate degree followed by obtaining his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

After spending over a decade in the investment world with significant experience investing in healthcare and helping small businesses grow, David joined forces with Dr. David Bessler, an emergency veterinarian and founder of VEG, to grow VEG into the preeminent Veterinary Emergency hospital in the United States. VEG's mission is to revolutionize the Veterinary Emergency industry and create a VEGolution!

Outside of working toward the VEGolution, David spends his time with his wife Amanda and their two kids, Winnie and Charlie, and dog Belichick.